Soldier wounded in Agusan clash

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier was wounded during an encounter between government troops and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan del Sur on Saturday morning.

Private First Class Lemuel Altamero of the 26th Infantry Battalion suffered a bullet wound in his right hand.

He was hit in a clash with rebels in Sibagat town past 8 a.m. Saturday.

The army is still conducting clearing operations while its reinforcement is pursuing the rebels.


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